New England

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Burlington Hospital to Acquire Costly Proprietary EHR System

Like many others, Burlington Hospital chooses to buy $160 million proprietary electronic health record (EHR) system, versus considering the use of the award winning free and open source VistA system developed by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). The VA  was honored to have its integrated health care system of hundreds of hospitals and clinics on the '2013 Most Wired Hospitals' list for the first time ever. Read More »

New England Turns To Local Food To Sustain Its Future

Jill Ettinger | Organic Authority | April 28, 2014

The Year: 2060. The location: New England. The menu: At least 50 percent local food. This isn’t the setting for a movie. It’s the vision for the cluster of states known as New England. By 2060, states including Connecticut, Maine, Vermont, Rhode Island, New Hampshire and Massachusetts could be sourcing half of their food from within the region. Read More »

VistA and Other 'Open Source' EHR Systems in New York & New England States

The installation and use of 'open source' electronic health record (EHR) systems have continued to spread across New York and many other states across the U.S., especially in the New England region of the country. See the map of healthcare facilities running some variant of the open source VistA electronic health record (EHR) system in New York and other New England states. Read More »

Wyoming Is Taking Medicaid to the Cloud

Over the past decade the state of Wyoming has become a national leader in migrating state government services into the cloud. A large and beautiful state, roughly the size of New England, Wyoming has a population of less than 600,000. With such a sparse population and tax base, the state decided to invest its IT budget in cloud-based services. Wyoming was the first state to roll out Google Apps for Government. It is using NEOGOV for human resources management, and it is studying Salesforce.com for use as a customer relationship management (CRM) system.

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